There is a Double G camp alumni in Chattanooga that includes a wide range of community leaders, business executives, professional men and women and well-regarded citizens who spent a few summer weeks working as counselors at our camp, which has operated continuously since 1956. The camp was given to Orange Grove Center to use for a couple of weeks in the summer by the Gordon Street family, who developed it for the use of organizations serving individuals with health and developmental issues. One of the most enduring aspects of the camp has been the appreciation of the summer job that young counselors had and how it has impacted their lives. These teenagers have carried the experience with them as they matured and began careers in leadership in our community. They comprise a group who still have the interests of our individuals foremost in their minds and hearts. What follows is a compelling story by Savage Glascock, who was dragged into a summer job at Double G Camp and the effect is has had on him. We so appreciate the article by Mr. Glascock and are going to use it as a springboard to invite all of the camp alumni to visit us this year as we begin our 60 first year of fun for the summer.

           – Hal Baker, Former Deputy Director, Orange Grove Center